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Access Statement For Old Rectory Howick  

Introduction

We aim to cater for the needs of all visitors in our home-based five-bedroom bed and breakfast. The following statement is a summary of our provision. If you have any specific questions please feel free to call us and we will endeavour to help.
 

Pre-Arrival
 
Local transport is limited but there is a bus service from Newcastle via Alnwick which comes through Howick twice a day on the way to Bamburgh.  Many express trains stop at Alnmouth Station on the East Coast Main Line.  By special arrangement we can meet guests off the train or provide the local taxi numbers.   The nearest airport is Newcastle International, 35 miles away.
Brochures and menus can be provided in large print by prior arrangement 
Our website www.oldrectoryhowick.co.uk gives directions on how to find us, and we are on Google Maps and Google Earth. 
You can contact us via phone, fax or email (details below)

 Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
 
We are on the main road through the village, at the end of a 100 metre, level, private gravel drive.   
There are marked parking bays and ample room for 5 cars. 
The surface is level, flat and gravel, and drop-offs can be made to the front door. There is a 1" step over the front door threshold into the entrance hall.  
We can assist guests with luggage.   

 Main Entrance & Reception
 
Our front door has a weather sill 2 cm high.
The front door and inside door are 90 cm wide, as are all the doors in the house
There is an entrance hall 2.2 m by 2.2m with hanging space for outdoor clothes and shoe racks.
The floor throughout the entrance hall and Reception is stripped pine.
The Reception area is 5 m by 5m and had a stove and seats for guests to use as a sitting area.

 Dining Room
 
Our dining room is situated off the Reception area.
We have 2 dining tables with seating for 12.
The breakfast menu is provided in large print, and also provided in the bedrooms.
We can cater for all diets.

 Leisure Facilities
 
We can provide a range of indoor games such as Chess or Backgammon or Scrabble.

 Outdoor Facilities
 
There is seating in the sheltered area in front of the hosue.
The lawns can be used for croquet and putting.
The grounds are flat with extensive gravelled drives

 Bedrooms
 
Bedroom 1 (Jack) is a twin with its own private bathroom only two steps away.
Bedroom 2 (Jill) is a double en suite, with a shower over the bath.
Bedroom 3 (Holly) is a double en suite with a shower inside a raised cubicle.
Bedroom 4 (Rose) is a double with a private bathroom down and up stairs and across a landing.
Bedroom 5 (Suzie) is a twin.  It shares a bathroom with Rose.  Neither room is suitable for guests with mobility difficulties.
All bedrooms have their own TV and a courtesy tray with kettle.
All bedroom have fitted carpets. 
All bedrooms have emergency torches which flash if there is a power cut.

 Bathroom, Shower-room & WC [Ensuite or Shared]
 
All toilets are standard size and are within bathrooms.
Baths are large, and have showers over.
Rose & Suzie bathroom has both a bath and separate shower.
Holly has just a shower. 

 Grounds and Gardens
 
Our gardens surround large lawns and are planted with shrubs, trees and borders.
The gravel parking area is flat.

 Additional Information
 
Mobile phone reception may be poor.  Guests are welcome to use our land line
We have 4 dogs, so cannot allow any other dogs in the house.

 Contact Information
 
Address:  Old Rectory Howick, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3LE
Telephone:  01665 577590
Fax:  01665 572053
Email:  stay@oldrectoryhowick.co.uk
Website:  www.oldrectoryhowick.co.uk

 Future Plans

We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve. If you have any comments please phone 01665 577590            or email stay@oldrectoryhowick.co.uk

   

Created May 2008.  Revised: 20/11/2010